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11.08.01  Expand sub section  Tear deficiency, ocular lubricants, and astringents
Sodium Chloride 5% eye drops and ointment
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Amber Recommended
 
   
Acetylcysteine 5% with Hypromellose 0.35% (Ilube®)
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Amber Recommended
 
   
Carbomer 980 gel (eye drops) (Clinitas®, Viscotears®)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Green

NHS England low value medication

A prescription for treatment of dry or sore eyes should not routinely be offered in primary care as the condition is appropriate for self-care.

 
   
Carmellose sodium 0.5% eye drops (Optive Fusion®, Optive Plus®)
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Green

Optive Plus contains castor oil in addition to carmellose and glycerol

Optive Fusion contains hyaluronic acid in addition to carmellose and glycerol

NHS England low value medication

A prescription for treatment of dry or sore eyes should not routinely be offered in primary care as the condition is appropriate for self-care.

 
   
Carmellose unit dose eye drops (Celluvisc®)
(0.5% and 1% preservative free)
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Green

NHS England low value medication

A prescription for treatment of dry or sore eyes should not routinely be offered in primary care as the condition is appropriate for self-care.

 
   
Hydroxyethylcellulose unit dose drops (Minims® Artificial Tears)
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Green

NHS England low value medication

A prescription for treatment of dry or sore eyes should not routinely be offered in primary care as the condition is appropriate for self-care.

 
   
Hypromellose 0.3% eye drops and preservative-free eye drops
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Green

NHS England low value medication

A prescription for treatment of dry or sore eyes should not routinely be offered in primary care as the condition is appropriate for self-care.

 
   
Macrogols eye drops (Systane®)
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Green

Eye drops, Unit dose drops, Systane Balance

 
   
Polyvinyl alchohol 1.4% eye drops (SnoTears®)
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Green

NHS England low value medication

A prescription for treatment of dry or sore eyes should not routinely be offered in primary care as the condition is appropriate for self-care.

 
   
Sodium hyaluronate 0.1% eye drops (Hylo-Tear®)
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Green

NHS England low value medication

A prescription for treatment of dry or sore eyes should not routinely be offered in primary care as the condition is appropriate for self-care.

 
   
sodium hyaluronate 0.15% eye drops  (Artelac Rebalance®)
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Green

NHS England low value medication

A prescription for treatment of dry or sore eyes should not routinely be offered in primary care as the condition is appropriate for self-care.

 
   
Sodium hyaluronate 0.2% eye drops (Hylo-Forte®)
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Green

NHS England low value medication

A prescription for treatment of dry or sore eyes should not routinely be offered in primary care as the condition is appropriate for self-care.

 
   
Sodium hyaluronate 0.4% eye drops and unit dose eye drops (Clinitas®)
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Green

NHS England low value medication

A prescription for treatment of dry or sore eyes should not routinely be offered in primary care as the condition is appropriate for self-care.

 
   
Sodium hyaluronate with dexpanthenol 2% eye drops (Hylo-Care®)
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Green

NHS England low value medication

A prescription for treatment of dry or sore eyes should not routinely be offered in primary care as the condition is appropriate for self-care.

 
   
White soft paraffin/liquid paraffin eye ointment (Hylo night®, Lacri-Lube®)
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Green

NHS England low value medication

A prescription for treatment of dry or sore eyes should not routinely be offered in primary care as the condition is appropriate for self-care.

VitA-POS is now marketed as HYLO NIGHT

 
   
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 Non Formulary Items
Hypromellose 0.3% with Dextran 70 0.1%  (Tears Naturale®)
(eye drops)

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Non Formulary
 
Hypromellose 0.5% eye drops  (Isopto Plain®)

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Non Formulary
 
Hypromellose 1% eye drops  (Isopto Alkaline®)

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Non Formulary
 
Sodium Chloride  (Minims® Saline)

Non Formulary
 
  
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Controlled Drug
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High Cost Medicine
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Cancer Drugs Fund
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NHS England
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Homecare
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Status Description

Green

Primary and Secondary Care (unrestricted) – may be prescribed by GPs, hospital doctors or other qualified prescribers in primary and secondary care  

Amber Initiation

Amber Initiated: first prescription from specialist, on going supplies from primary care (or when stabilised on therapy).  

Amber Recommended

Amber recommended: first prescription may be supplied by primary care under the advice of a specialist.  

Amber with Shared Care

For initiation within a specialist service followed by ongoing prescribing in primary care according to published shared care guidance  

Red

For initiation and ongoing prescribing in secondary care only. Medicines in this category may be further restricted to use by specific hospital departments only.  

Blue

For prescribing in primary care only  

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